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Moving to Fulton

There are many reasons to choose the City of Fulton as your new place to call home. 

Here are some of the reasons that others have chosen to live in Fulton. Newcomers compliment on the ease of adjusting and settling into our community because of the highly rated schools, inviting churches, great sports programs, the variety of volunteer opportunities and safe, friendly neighborhoods.

“Fulton’s Top Ten” is a list generated from others who have relocated to Fulton.

  1. Safe and secure small-town community located on the Mississippi River.
  2. Schools—Public and Private; all the school buildings located within the City limits. Strong academic achievement and broad spectrum of sport activities. For more information visit: or  
  3. Child Care—accommodations for working parents include taking children from the Centers to respective schools in the a.m. and escorting them back after school; also offers late-in-the day hours.
  4. Close proximity (within ten minutes) to top amenities: YWCA; multiplex movie theater; casino; performing arts venues; dance studios; plus national chain shopping opportunities that include Walmart, Kohls, Maurices, Farm & Fleet, Home Depot, Jewel/Osco, Walgreens, Hy-Vee Grocery (with a Starbucks!).
  5. Less than 10 minutes from Mercy One Hospital; full service facility with an emergency department; plus local medical, dental, and fitness facilities.
  6. Downtown shopping and eating establishments in a registered historic district.
  7. City-owned attractions: Heritage Canyon (1850s historic village);de Immigrant authentic Dutch Windmill; Windmill Cultural Center; Fulton Historic (Martin House) Museum, Andresen Nature Center and a full-service Marina.
  8. Affordable and higher-end housing available for sale and rent. Re-sale value is an added asset
  9. Pride in property ownership - city is neat and clean in appearance.
  10. One feature that sets Fulton apart is the variety and volume of volunteer opportunities. Statistics validate that communities that provide these avenues to newcomers realize a higher and more satisfied relation adjustment for its new residents.

City Hall (M - F 8 am - 4 pm)

415 11th Avenue

Housing Developers

  • Haan Builders, Inc.
    Steve Haan 815-589-2821
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  • Hunter’s Ridge
    Darwin Olsen 563-249-7530

Realtors Fulton, IL / Clinton, IA


City Hall Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm

  • You may pay your water bill at anytime by using the drop box located on the west side of the building or use the form below to begin automatic deduction.

Water Report

2017 Water Quality Report CCR:  We will be going “green” by publishing our annual water quality report on our city’s website. Our current report is now available for viewing.  

Click here to gain quick access to this report:  Quality_Water_Report_2021.pdf

If you have any questions about this report, please contact Fulton City Hall at 815.589.2616

Quality Water Report 2021

Automatic Deduction Form

This form is for individuals who want to have their utility bill automatically deducted from their checking account. Applicants may download this form but they must drop it off in person to city hall.

   pdfAutomatic Withdrawal Form for Utility payments (12 KB)

Building Permit

The following are the building permit instructions and application forms.

Fulton Building Permit Instructions & Forms

City Hall will be closed the following days in observance of legal holidays in 2019

  • President's Day        Feb. 18
  • Good Friday             Apr. 19
  • Memorial Day           May 27
  • Independence Day   Jul 4
  • Labor Day                 Sept. 2
  • Thanksgiving            Nov. 28 & 29
  • Christmas Eve          Dec. 24
  • Christmas Day          Dec. 25

Fulton Police Department

415 11th Avenue815-589-3617 (non-emergency)911 (emergency)

Fulton Fire Department & EMS

1802 16th Avenue 815-589-3030

Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste

   pdfFulton, IL Refuse Guidelines (27 KB)

Garbage Pick Up: Every Wednesday. All refuse should be at the curb by 6:00 A.M. See link above for refuse guidelines. Recycling: New and/or replacement recycling bins can be purchased at Fulton City Hall, 415 11th Avenue, for $10. The recycling bin can be placed outside with your regularly scheduled garbage pick up. See link above for refuse guidelines.

Bulky Waste Items: With just a quick call to Moring Disposal, you can arrange to have just about anything picked up - old furniture, appliances, bikes, etc. Contact Moring Disposal at 815-938-3602 or

Annual Bulky Waste Pick Up Day: Fall Bulky Waste Pick-up to be announced. For details and a complete listing of acceptable items, Annual Bulky Waste Clean-Up Day 2019  info here.

Hazardous Material Disposal: Learn how to dispose of anything and everything by downloading this  pdfform (68 KB) .

Yard Waste Pick Up: This program is available every Tuesday starting the first week of April and running through the month of November. All homes within the City, with the exception of a few condominiums and apartment complexes, are eligible for the landscape waste program. See link above for refuse guidelines.

Fall Yard Waste Pick-Up Schedule: During the month of November 2014 yard waste will be picked up every Tuesday and Friday.

Burn Days

  • Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 6am-6pm
  • Paper and yard waste only, no garbage.
  • Burn Barrels are not allowed.

Illinois Voting Requirements

Illinois voting registration is required 28 days prior to an election. Fulton locations you are able to register:

Central Bank1404 14th Avenue815-589-3232

Whiteside County CourthouseCounty Clerk's Office200 E. Knox StreetMorrison, IL 61270815-772-5189

Department of Motorized Vehicles / Driver's License DepartmentChadwick, IL 815-684-5156Sterling, IL 815-626-2825

No offices are open on Monday.  Illinois license required within 30 days of residence.

Dog & Cat License

To register your pet:

Animal Control Division2350 W. Lynn Blvd.Sterling, IL815-625-3507


Water, Sewer, Garbage & RecyclingCity of Fulton1-815-589-2616

ElectricityCommonwealth Edison1-800-334-7661

GasJo Carroll Energy1-800-858-5522

Telephone & InternetFrontier Communications1-800-921-8101 or

Cable TV & InternetMediacom: 1-800-223-6350

Frontier Communications: 1-800-858-5522

Satellite Internet & phone services1-877-388-0109

Com EdNon-emergency calls 1-800-334-7661To report street light outages, visit, click on Customer Service and follow links on the web page.For new electric service call 1-866-639-3532.To subscribe to outage alerts text, ADD OUTAGE to 26633. To report an outage text OUT to 26633.By visiting you can learn more about their mobile ap, outage map, and social media resources.

Local Newspapers

Fulton Journal (weekly)815-589-2424This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clinton Herald (daily)

Medical - Health

Fulton Family Health Clinic/Medical Associates815-589-2121

Fulton Dental Associates815-589-4007


Schmaling Memorial Public Library815-589-2045


River Bend Community Unit School District #2www.riverbendschools.org815-589-2711

Unity Christian Schoolwww.unitychristian.com815-589-3912

Welcome Bags at City Hall (815-589-2616) or the Tourism Office (815-589-3925) located at City Hall.